The Best New Folk Albums of 2020

Update: Follow Ranker's official New Folk 2020 playlist on Spotify!

Here are the best new folk albums of 2020. This list of 2020 albums includes the best new indie folk, bluegrass, old-time music, and straight up folk music. Featuring good folk music some of the most popular folk music artists today, like progressive bluegrass group The Lil Smokies, many of these modern folk music albums arguably stand up to the quality of the best folk albums of the '60s and '70s. New folk music bands and artists have recently released 2020 folk albums as well, such as the new folk music supergroup Bonny Light Horseman (made up of Anaïs Mitchell, Fruit Bats frontman Josh Kauffman, and The National associate Josh Ritter).

Which American folk music artist do you think made the top folk album of 2020? Do any of the new 2020 folk music albums deserve to be ranked among the best folk albums of all time?

Vote up the best new folk music albums below, and be sure to add any that you feel we may have missed.

  • "Persona Non Grata"

    "Forced Convalescence"

    "One and Done"

  • Migration Stories

    Migration Stories

    M. Ward
    9 votes

    "Migration of Souls"

    "Heaven's Nail and Hammer"

    "Coyote Mary's Traveling Show"

  • Folkesange


    9 votes


    "Fager som en Ros"

    "Leaves of Yggdrasil"

  • Bravado


    Rose Cousins
    7 votes

    "The Benefits of Being Alone"

    "The Expert"

    "The Agreement"

  • Half Moon Light

    Half Moon Light

    The Lone Bellow
    7 votes

    "Good Times"

    "Count On Me"

    "Just Enough To Get By"

  • Bonny Light Horseman

    Bonny Light Horseman

    Bonny Light Horseman
    7 votes

    "Deep In Love"

    "Bonny Light Horseman"

    "Jane Jane"